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ankankimatank:

“Katniss is very skinny… How much do you weigh?

I am so fucking happy that female celebrities are starting to call interviewers out on their bullshit.

Abercrombie & Fitch Refuses To Make Clothes For Large Women 

halffizzbin:

thegirlwhocriedfandom:

Abercrombie and Fitch has decided that anyone over a size 10 jean isn’t sexy enough for their clothing line, and doesn’t want them shopping in their stores and sullying their clothes. They decided to only hire good looking people so that only good looking people will come into their store.

“It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,”

That is an actual quote from their CEO Mike Jeffries.

I know I don’t have a lot of followers but this is something that isn’t right. They’re excluding people from being able to buy their clothes and they make it seem like it isn’t okay for people to be slightly chubbier or bigger than the average “cool kid” to own their clothes. This is something that shouldn’t be allowed to happen.

I’ve seen tumblr do some amazing things, and this place would be even more amazing to me if we were somehow able to show the douchebag who runs this company that his elitist, skinny-people only attitude ISN’T okay, and that we won’t stand for it.

Another quote from the article by Jeffries:

“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”

And according to the source, Abercrombie & Fitch has no problem selling XL and XXL clothing to MEN. So this isn’t just body-shaming and dismissal of overweight people in general, but OVERWEIGHT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, who are by Jeffries’ SUPREME judgment objectively incapable of being cool or attractive.

FUCK

THIS 

GUY

(Source: roseinabox)

For the last three decades many Americans have puzzled over a system that gives an R to a movie in which a women is carved up by a chainsaw and an NC-17 to one that shows a woman sexually pleasured. From such ratings one might conclude that sexual violence against women is OK for American teenagers to see, but that they must be 18 to see consensual sex. What message does this send to the kids the MPAA presumably means to protect?

Carrie Rickey

(via fireworkselectricbright)

25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed 

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

ALL THE ROLES WE’VE BEEN ROBBED OF.

And let me add #26, Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films.

Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games (by feministfrequency)

numlits:

against-stars:

tabbystardust:

I made this graphic because some people like to complain that changing the gender/sex of the characters somehow “ruins” or “desecrates” Arthur Conan Doyle’s legacy. Funnily enough nobody ever complains when they are turned into mice, dogs, etc. (Presumably because they are still male.) As you can see there have been several female versions of these characters in the past, and they have hardly ruined anything.

Some of the oldest adaptations only had the actor info for Holmes on IMDB, so either Watson didn’t exist in those films at all, or the actor is unknown. (If he did exist it’s pretty safe to assume he was male.)

I excluded incarnations where Holmes/Watson only appeared once as guest stars in unrelated tv shows. (There were lots.)

thank you for this excellent graphic

Veggie Tales? It was probably Veggie Tales.

I love my Joan Watson ♥

lacigreen:

photoshop before & after of stars PRAISED FOR THEIR BEAUTY.  ughhhhsflsdlekgh even they can’t win.

spread the word: the beauty standards set forth by hollywood, the fashion industry, the advertising industry, and other forms of mainstream media aren’t obtainable by anybody.

Reporter:  What made you lose 37 pounds?
Raven Symone: The pressure of society.

FINALLY A CELEBRITY WHO SAYS THE REAL REASON.

In an interview where someone told her that she looked beautiful she said: “I was always beautiful, now I’m just thin.”

(Source: thisisnotmyfairytaleendingg )

Would you be surprised if I told you that, according to the Bechdel Test website, only 5 of IMDB’s Top 250 passed all three Bechdel criteria in 2010? Are we really asking too much of the film industry to include two women, who talk to eachother, about something besides a man? Surely this is the bare minimum of female representation we should expect from films. Women populate more than half of the world and yet we are still so often consigned to being the ‘love interest’ whose lives centre wholly around the male protagonist even to the point where the majority of mainstream films in our cinemas seem to find it impossible, in their entire run-time, to imagine a world in which a woman conducts a conversation that is not about a man.

wasikowskas:


I don’t gravitate towards stories about perfect people in perfect situations because in real life there is no such thing. Since this is an award for public service I want to say that at the Democratic Convention I expressed a deep respect for our constitution and the rights of We The People to elect our leaders, yet on Scandal— and this is a spoiler alert— Olivia robs her fellow Americans of that very right. Working with V-Day I’ve been part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls, but for Broomhilda von Shaft in Django, such a world is unimaginable because brutality defines her life as a slave.
Human beings are complicated, and flawed, and unique, but we all have a story to tell. Gone are the days when our lead characters can only look like somebody else. Heroes look like all of us. We see ourselves in each other’s stories. We see who we are, we see who we want to be, sometimes we see who we don’t want to be, and through that we have greater understanding of ourselves and acceptance of each other. I consider it an honor to be an advocate for the Arts and to serve on Obama’s committee for the Arts and Humanities because just as we must ensure that We The People includes all Americans regardless of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation—we must also work to ensure that the stories we tell, the movies we make, the television we produce, the theatre we stage, the novels we publish— are inclusive in all those same ways.
I stand here tonight on the shoulders of those who have blazed a path of art and activism. Harry Belafonte, I stand on your shoulders. I stand on your shoulders Diahann. I stand on your shoulders Ben, with gratitude for what you’ve sacrificed so that we can tell the stories that we are all telling. I receive this award with great humility and I hope that I may one day live up to that legacy of service. Not for me, but for us, and for the next generation of story tellers. Thank you.

—Kerry Washington’s acceptance speech for the President’s Award at the 44th NAACP Image Awards

wasikowskas:

I don’t gravitate towards stories about perfect people in perfect situations because in real life there is no such thing. Since this is an award for public service I want to say that at the Democratic Convention I expressed a deep respect for our constitution and the rights of We The People to elect our leaders, yet on Scandal— and this is a spoiler alert— Olivia robs her fellow Americans of that very right. Working with V-Day I’ve been part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls, but for Broomhilda von Shaft in Django, such a world is unimaginable because brutality defines her life as a slave.

Human beings are complicated, and flawed, and unique, but we all have a story to tell. Gone are the days when our lead characters can only look like somebody else. Heroes look like all of us. We see ourselves in each other’s stories. We see who we are, we see who we want to be, sometimes we see who we don’t want to be, and through that we have greater understanding of ourselves and acceptance of each other. I consider it an honor to be an advocate for the Arts and to serve on Obama’s committee for the Arts and Humanities because just as we must ensure that We The People includes all Americans regardless of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation—we must also work to ensure that the stories we tell, the movies we make, the television we produce, the theatre we stage, the novels we publish— are inclusive in all those same ways.

I stand here tonight on the shoulders of those who have blazed a path of art and activism. Harry Belafonte, I stand on your shoulders. I stand on your shoulders Diahann. I stand on your shoulders Ben, with gratitude for what you’ve sacrificed so that we can tell the stories that we are all telling. I receive this award with great humility and I hope that I may one day live up to that legacy of service. Not for me, but for us, and for the next generation of story tellers. Thank you.

Kerry Washington’s acceptance speech for the President’s Award at the 44th NAACP Image Awards

I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film Im most asked about in regards to “fighting on set”. Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?

I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I’ve told her how beautiful her film work is.

Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women arent supportive of each other. Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film

xxjes

jessica chastain (via annieelainey)

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genderbend designs:
the character is now female so therefore they will wear fewer clothes because that is how women work


Fun historical fact, there used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”

Fun historical fact, there used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”

(Source: string-a-plume)

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